Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, told the “Todd Starnes Show” that reports out of Nashville claiming the city’s mayor kept data on the coronavirus transmission secret to justify lockdowns is further proof that the orders were “all based on a lie” and called on U.S. Attorney William Barr to make good on his strong rhetoric.
“Attorney General Barr always says the right thing,” Fitton said. “Right? But the follow-up is lacking.”
Fitton pointed to comments that Barr made on Wednesday about the stay-at-home orders and how they were akin to house arrest.
“It’s—you know—other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history,” Barr said, according to Politico.
Fitton was referring to a Fox 17 report that showed leaders in the city discussing how to handle the news that only 22 cases of the virus were traced back to bars and restaurants. Despite the numbers, the city went forward with plans to shut down bars and restaurants and put thousands out of work.
The report got the attention of Donald Trump, Jr., who tweeted, “The Dem Mayor of Nashville KNOWINGLY LIED ABOUT COVID DATA to justify shutting down bars & restaurants, killing countless jobs & small businesses in the process. Everyone involved should face jail time. How many other Dem run cities is this happening in?”
Todd Starnes, the host of the program said the report is “proof positive” that these mandates are not about public safety but rather a government power grab. He said the report should concern all Americans.
“Mayor Cooper needs to be removed from office immediately – along with the entire health department,” Starnes said. “Tennessee’s attorney general should launch an immediate criminal probe into this nonsense.”
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